Award-winning Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah, says he would star in Ghanaian movies only if they have a future.
The Hollywood actor, in an interview with Abeiku Santana said he would only star in a particular movie if the movie would be uploaded on Netflix.
“I haven’t gotten any script from any Ghanaian director but should they need my services to feature in a local movie, that movie should have a future and should be on an international platform like Netflix. I have a manager in Ghana and in the USA who sends me scripts if only the movie is good,” Abraham Attah said.
Abraham Attah gained international prominence playing the lead role alongside Idris Elba in the movie, Beasts of No Nation directed by Emmy Award-winning, Cary Fukunaga.
Playing the character ‘Agu’ who when civil war tears his family apart, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier earned Attah praise around the world.
He won Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015, ‘Best Male Lead’ award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards, and also Rising Star Award’ at the Black Fim Critics Circle (BFCC). The award scheme called Attah’s role as “one of the strongest and most phenomenal we have ever seen” and added that he had “a very bright future ahead of him”.
The movie was based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Uzodinma Iweala. Shoot in Ghana, it starred Ama K. Abebrese, Fred Amugi, and Grace Nortey.
The movie was the first fictional feature produced and distributed by Streaming Service Netflix.